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Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Struthers Rotary Club will host its annual duck race and basket auction Aug. 17 at Yellow Creek Park. Ducks will race at noon, and baskets will be drawn after the race. There will be music, food and a $1,000 prize for winning ducks. For information, call Denise Loboy at 330-757-3371 or Darla Donahue at 330-550-5383.


Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau will host the 2019 Columbiana Wine Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. July 19 and from 2 to 9 p.m. July 20 in the Town Center at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave. The $1 each water and pop sales will benefit the Community Hospice. The event will feature live entertainment, food, artisans, vendors and wine selections from Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard, Luva Bella Winery, Mastropietro Winery, The Vineyards at Pine Lake and more. Advance admission tickets are $25 per person, $30 at the gate and include 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir wine glass and festival program. Participants must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, Columbiana Chamber Office and online at For information about the festival or CATB, call 330-482-2282 or visit

Girard Lions Club will host its 25th Annual Golf Outing on July 20 at Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St. Registration will take place from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 will begin the event. Cost is $70 per person for a four-person scramble and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, steak dinner, beer and soft drinks all day, hot dogs and chips at the turn and a basket auction. Applications are available from any Lions member or write to Girard Lions Club, P.O. Box 306, Girard, OH 44420. Anyone interested also can call Joe Barnot, 330-718-6560; Jerry Kovacs, 330-501-1554; Tony Wolf, 330-507-5209; or Andy Aurilio, 234-804-9404. Spaces are available on a first come, first-served basis. Deadline for hole sponsors is Monday.

Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, will host its Strawberry Festival from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The event will include strawberries, ice cream, shortcake, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, snacks and beverages. There will be a 50-50 drawing and summer basket raffle. Winners need not be present. Graveyard tour will be offered at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the PPC Parish Life Committee and PPC youth programs. This event will take place rain or shine.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, (across from Choffin Career & Technical Center) will host its 35th annual Summer Fest from July 11 through 14. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 11; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 12 and 13; and from noon to 6 p.m. July 14. There will be Greek food and pastries, musical entertainment July 12 and 13 and a DJ July 14.


Lamppost Farm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using agriculture to reach and teach others through education, hospitality, stewardship, discipleship and quality food, will host Farmageddon 2019, a chew and brew, from 4 to 8 p.m. July 28 at 14900 Market St., Columbiana. Each of five participating food trucks will be teamed with a local craft brewery in a competition designed to showcase a signature brew and complementing chew using Lamppost’s meat. Participants vote for their favorite pairing. Ballots will be drawn throughout the evening for prizes. Tickets are $50 per person and include a sampling of food and beer at each of five food truck/brewery pairings, an event pint glass, live music and games. Also available, a “DD package” for two individuals at $80, includes two chew passports and one brew passport. Individuals must be 21 or older to participate in tastings. Space is limited; pre-registration is required at For information, call the farm at 330-531-4240, stop by the store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday, or visit

McDonald Track & Cross Country Boosters will host its 18th annual Run of the Mill 1-Mile Race at 5:45 p.m., prior to the homecoming festival parade, Wednesday. The one-mile downhill run to the McDonald Steel Mill will go through the center of McDonald. Entry fee is $15 if pre-registered and $20 on the day of the race. Make checks payable and mail entry form to: McDonald Track & CC Boosters, 440 Pennsylvania Ave., McDonald, OH 44437. Early race packet pickup will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot at Inspire Dance Center & Advocare/Redmond’s Peanut Free, 243 E. Marshall Road, McDonald. For information, call 330-550-0322 or 330-675-9911.

New Bethel Baptist Church’s Trustee Ministry’s Special Project Committee will host its 15th annual golf scramble at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Lake Golf Course, 6233 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. Registration will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., there will be four-person teams and prizes for first, second and third place in each division. Cost is $70 per person and includes lunch and dinner, 18 holes with cart, and contest entries. Tee times are from 2 to 4:15. For information, call 330-559-4501; 330-743-5921; or email to Mail completed forms and payment to NBBC Trustee Ministry, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown, OH 44507.

Sunshine Benefit Outing will sponsor its 14th annual event July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course, 2404 SE River Road, Lake Milton. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Kimberly L. Armstrong of Boardman, a mother of two who is battling stage 4 breast cancer. Armstrong is employed in the lab department at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The outing is a three-person scramble that includes a continental breakfast with lunch at the turn. A steak fry will follow at Magilla’s Sports Bar, 225 Four Mile Run Road, Austintown. The dinner includes the awarding of prizes for hole events, a 50-50 raffle and raffle prizes. Cost is $225 per team, which includes food and cocktails. The dinner for those who don’t golf is $30 per person or $50 per couple. The cost of sponsoring a hole is $100 and $50 for a program ad. The committee also is accepting gifts for a basket auction, monetary donations and gifts. Those wanting to participate in any way can do so at Magilla’s or by contacting Jim Krokoski at 330-507-3734, Mark Kellerman at 330-397-7652 or Johnny Mashiska at 330-519-6753.

TownCenter at Firestone Farms in Columbiana, corner of state Routes 7 and 14, will host a benefit car show from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will remain in the community and be used to benefit the Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation, which raises funds to support patient care at SRMC. In addition to the classic and specialty vehicles, the festivities will include a basket auction and 50-50 drawing. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in free health screenings provided by SRMC and browse the TownCenter’s specialty shops and restaurants. Following the car show, attendees can stay for live music by the John Reese Project from 7–9 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. The cost to register a vehicle in the show is $5. All makes and models of cars, trucks, jeeps, semis, motorcycles and tractors are welcome. Trophies will be awarded in various categories, with special guest judges to include SRMC president/CEO Dr. Anita Hackstedde; orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Lee Simon of Salem Orthopaedic Surgery; and urologist Dr. Michael Scolieri of the Comprehensive Urology Institute. Those who wish to participate in the car show are encouraged to pre-register their vehicles to secure a dash plaque and receive exclusive items. To register a vehicle or for information, call 330-549-2165 or email

West Side Cats will host its eighth annual Poker Run on July 21 at Master’s Bar & Grill, 1675 Trumbull Ave., Girard. There also will be a basket auction and 50-50 raffle. A buffet will be available at a cost of $10 for non-bikers. The buffet and auction will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration for motorcycles begins at 11 a.m., with first bikes out at noon. Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per passenger and includes buffet. A $100 Visa gift card will be awarded to the best hand. Proceeds will assist with veterinary expenses. For information, visit on Facebook; at; or call 330-792-4228.


Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1110 N. Salem-Warren Road, North Jackson, will participate in the community-wide yard sale Aug. 2 and 3. Vendors are needed, and spaces are available for $20 (approximately 10- by 12-feet). Bring your own table. For information, call Joyce at 330-538-2139 or Steve at 330-696-8911. Leave a message if there is no answer.

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, has nearly new clothes for the entire family. June specials for the family include buy one and get one free jeans, slacks, shorts, tops or shirts. There is a large infant through teen department. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday.

Ohio Living Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, is accepting donations for its rummage sale July 8-31, weekdays only. No clothing, televisions or computer monitors will be accepted. Donations can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed and can call 330-744-5071.

Shepherd of the Valley Howland residents will host an Antique Tent Show from 3 to 7 p.m. July 18 at 4100 North River Road NE, Warren. There will be appraisers in attendance and will appraise antique dolls, Native American artifacts, jewelry, silver, primitive collectibles, antique clothing and more. The event is free, and attendees are invited to take two items for appraisal. For information, call Rachel Ellis at 330-856-9232, ext. 2618, or email


United Quilt Guild will host a show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 20, and from 1 to 5 p.m. July 21 at First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem. Proceeds will benefit the Walnut Grove Playground, an all-inclusive facility in Canfield. Cost is $6. Three-day passes are available for $10. There will be awards, lectures, vendors, quilt raffle, raffle baskets, refreshments and demonstrations.


Argus Lodge 545 F & AM will host a Bike & Car Cruise from noon to 4 p.m. July 14 (rain date will be July 28) at Argus Park, 5050 Shield Road, Canfield. There will be dash plaques, gift bags, raffles, food, a DJ and more. Free to the public or $10 for entry of bike and car participants. For information, call Wayne Unger at 330-881-3902.

Celebrate Poland will take place Friday and Saturday at Poland Village Hall on South Main Street. The event will include the Poland Idol singing competition, an arts and crafts show, Guns & Hoses softball game (police officers vs. firefighters), Chalk the Walks, bounce houses, family games and activities, book sale, DJ and more. For information, visit Facebook. Arts and crafts, small business and nonprofit organizations needed for Celebrate Poland annual festival that will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $30 for an outdoor space. For more information and to sign up, call Barbara Banks 330-757-4584.

Girard Aerie Eagles 2172 will host its annual picnic at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Chestnut Ridge Park & Campgrounds, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard. All participants are asked to bring a covered dish. The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and soft drinks.

Lake Milton Women’s League will sponsor Arts & Crafts at the Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Lake Milton State Park, 2323 Grandview Ave. There will be vendors selling homemade crafts, foods, art and direct sale products. For information, visit Lake Milton Arts & Crafts at the Beach Facebook page. For information, call Lynn at 330-717-1226.

Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana, will host Pizza Picnics from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. Cheese, meat, garden vegetable or specialty options available. Bring your own beverage and blanket. Pre-order at For information, call the farm at 330-531-4240, stop by the store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday, or visit

“On the Banks of the Mahoning: How the River Shaped the Valley,” the first joint exhibit between Mahoning Valley and Trumbull County Historical Societies, will be on display at the Tyler History Center, downtown Youngstown, through Sept. 15. The exhibit, staged in the Youngstown Foundation Community History Gallery, explores the river’s importance to the indigenous people who originally inhabited this area and how the early settlers found the waterway’s wealth of resources. Over time, the Mahoning River has transformed and been transformed by industry, transportation, and recreation. The Tyler History Center is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4. p.m.

Ozer Ministries will host its fourth annual Artisans Against Domestic Violence Art Exhibit from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Whispering Pines Castle, operated by Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary. For information, call Ozer Ministries at 330-426-2147 or email

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place July 15 at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club. Cost is $110 per golfer. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be an 18-hole scramble with lunch and a basket auction and raffle. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9. For information, call Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

Poland Historical Society will offer walking tours of some historic sites in Poland at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Identical tours of the 1865 Poland Riverside Cemetery will occur. Visitors should meet at the chapel. On Friday at 6 p.m., a tour of the 1804 Poland Village Graveyard adjoining the Poland Presbyterian Church will be offered. Visitors are to meet at the graveyard entrance. On Saturday at 1 p.m., a tour of historic South Main Street will begin at the Historical Society tent at the Celebrate Poland event. Society members Larry Baughman, Ted Heineman and Dave Smith will be conducting the tours. There is no charge for the tours, but donations to the Poland Historical Society will be accepted. Contact Dave Smith at or 330-757-8375 with questions.

Trumbull County Historical Society and the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau will host a Cultural Heritage Tourism Grant Workshop at 10 a.m. Friday at The Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave. The workshop is provided by Ohio Humanities! The program officer, Rob Colby, will speak about how to craft a successful grant application to bring tourism to the region. Registration is free but required. To register, visit


Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home will sponsor a bus trip to Pittsburgh from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 27. Cost is $95 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, $10 free play at Rivers Casino, lunch at the Grandview Buffet, a self-guided tour of the Heinz Museum and a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper. The funeral home also will sponsor a Family Day in Kennywood Park from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $65 per person and includes light breakfast before departure, bus trip, entrance to the park, a private pavilion all-day at the park, a nacho bar for lunch and dinner. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To make reservations, call 330-938-2526 or email to

Poland Historical Society will sponsor a bus trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 18. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, and will leave Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. for the return trip. The itinerary includes the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, lunch at Schenley Park Cafe, a tour of the Frick Art & Historical Center and the Clayton Mansion. Cost is $115 and registration must be made by Aug. 12. Early registration is recommended. Forms are available through the society or can be emailed. Make check payable to the Poland Historical Society and mail to P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Include your name, address, phone number and email address. For information, call Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223. Send requests for registration forms to

Sutliff Museum will host a one-day bus trip July 17 to Bedford to visit the Hezekiah Dunham House, the 1874 town hall, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Depot and an 1892 Gothic revival Baptist church. Lunch will be provided. The group will leave Walmart, 2016 Millennium Blvd., Cortland, at 8:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Cost is $65 per person and includes lunch, transportation, admissions, snacks, guides and insurance. For information or to register, visit or call 330-395-6575.

Trumbull County Travel Club will sponsor a trip to Rapid City, S.D., in September. For information, call Peggy at 330-856-5398.

A calendar of activities to which the public is invited is published each Tuesday. Please submit information to the Society Department by noon Friday.